Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media, Visual Art – painting

Diana Guerrero-Maciá

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media, Visual Art – painting
Region: Chicago, IL
MacDowell Fellowships: 1998, 2004, 2022

Diana Guerrero-Maciá is a multi-disciplinary artist and arts educator. She works in the marginalized fields and "verbing" of craft between textiles, design, sculpture, and painting. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, created several public art commissions, received multiple grants and residencies, and is currently an associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Her exhibitions have been hosted at notable institutions such as the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Art Pace San Antonio, Elmhurst Art Museum, Crocker Museum of Art, and South Bend Museum of Art. She is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award winner.

During her 2022 stay at MacDowell, she worked on a series of colorful, painted collages titled “Sleeping Giant.” These works on paper, along with corresponding textile-based paintings, will be part of a solo project at the Armory Show, NYC 2022 curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates and exhibited with Carrie Secrist Gallery.

Portrait by Frank Isham

Made at MacDowell

Fellow Works Supported by MacDowell

Sleeping Giant (Solo Exhibition)



Diana Guerrero-Maciá worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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